Top of the Morning, Feb. 5, 2018

Top of the Morning, Feb. 5, 2018

Eagle-eyed readers of's home page may have already spotted an election-related feature that debuted last week.

We're publishing responses to questionnaires given to candidates in all contested races for the March 20 primary. As early voting begins Thursday, we're trying to get as many up by then as we can.

The answers are straight from the candidates' pens, with the questions devised by our 40-plus-year political writer, TOM KACICH.

A new one will appear on our home page each weekday, with pictures like the ones seen here. The first two, above for candidates seeking the Republican nomination for Champaign County clerk and sheriff, are live now, and the third, right, for candidates seeking for the Democratic nomination for Champaign County Board District 6, goes live Tuesday morning.

The full list is available here; it will be updated as more answers are published.